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Arena (UK) / Arena - The Unquiet Sky (2015)
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:58:52 PM »
On april 27th 2015, Arena released their 8th studio album called The Unquiet Sky

Line-up:

Clive Nolan - Keyboards
Mick Pointer - Drums
John Mitchell - Guitars
Kylan Amos - Bass
Paul Manzi - Vocals

Tracklist:

1-The Demon Strikes
2-How Did it Come to This?
3-The Bishop of Lufford
4-Oblivious to the Night
5-No Chance Encounter
6-Markings on a Parchment
7-The Unquiet Sky
8What Happened Before
9-Time Runs Out
10-Returning the Curse
11-Unexpected Dawn
12-Traveller Beware

See http://www.arenaband.co.uk/ for more.


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Steven Wilson (UK) / Steven Wilson - Hand Cannot Erase (2015)
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:56:08 PM »
Steven Wilson album called "Hand Cannot Erase", was released on March 3rd, 2015.

Tracklist:
1. First Regret (2:01)
2. 3 Years Older (10:18)
3. Hand Cannot Erase (4:13)
4. Perfect Life (4:43)
5. Routine (8:58)
6. Home Invasion (6:24)
7. Regret #9 (5:00)
8. Transience (2:43)
9. Ancestral (13:30)
10. Happy Returns (6:00)
11. Ascendant Here On... (1:54)

Line-up:

Steven Wilson - vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar
Guthrie Govan - lead guitar
Nick Beggs - bass guitar
Marco Minnemann - drums
Adam Holzman - keyboards
Theo Travis - saxophone, flute

Check http://stevenwilsonhq.com/ for more.


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Steve Hackett (UK) / Steve Hackett - Wolflight (2015)
« on: February 18, 2016, 07:53:24 PM »
Steve Hackett´s latest album called Wolflight saw the light of day on March 30, 2015.

This is what Steve´s website sayed on this forthcoming release:

Music pioneer Steve Hackett has announced the release of his new solo album Wolflight. According to the man himself, this "wild pack of tracks - starting with a wolf cry - will be unleashed on the unsuspecting on 30th March 2015."

From a plaintive wolf cry to Steve embracing real wolves (see sleeve above), exploring dark caverns, ancient ruins and tropical lagoons, primal energy is at the root of this album as a springboard to an exotic and exciting adventure.

Wolflight is Steve's first original solo studio album since Beyond The Shrouded Horizon in 2011. Primal and orchestral, it retains the Hackett trademark as electric guitar runs right the way through with a regular sprinkling of acoustic. The concept behind it is a new unexplored chapter in the guitarist's career.

The ten tracks take the listener through a journey in space and time looking at the different faces of the endless fight for freedom. Wandering between parallel universes, Hackett explores contemporary and ancient cultures, from Greece (Corycian Fire) to the Far East (Wolflight), the USA and Martin Luther King (Black Thunder), but also his very own childhood memories (The Wheel's Turning) and the unresolved drama of domestic violence (Love Song to a Vampire).

An excited Steve Hackett tells us more about the record: "My new rock album Wolflight is at the ready and lying in wait. It reflects everybody's struggle for freedom on a journey travelling through both inner and outer space. It explores sounds from as far afield as Greece, Azerbaijan, the deep American South, Sahara desert and beyond, from all our yesterdays, evoking the ancient past".

Steve Hackett's electric guitar plays a powerful role, whilst we also hear him on acoustic guitar, Arabian lute and twelve string, along with his strong lead vocals. Guest Musicians include long time collaborators Roger King (Keyboards & programming), Gary O'Toole (drums), Rob Townsend (sax, duduk), Nick Beggs (bass & stick) and Amanda Lehmann (harmony vocals). Malik Mansurov on tar and Sara Kovaks on didgeridoo add an extra exotic element, plus YES bassist Chris Squire plays on Love Song to a Vampire and Hugo Dagenhardt plays drums on Dust and Dreams. The innovative song writing team includes Steve Hackett, his wife Jo Hackett and also Roger King.

Track list as follows:

Out of the Body
Wolflight
Love Song to a Vampire
The Wheel's Turning
Corycian Fire
Earthshine
Loving Sea
Black Thunder
Dust and Dreams
Heart Song

The album will be released in the following formats:

Special edition CD & Blu-Ray mediabook, 2LP & CD Gatefold vinyl, CD Standard Jewelcase & Digital Download.


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Edgar Froese (D) / Edgar Froese - Links & Info
« on: January 22, 2016, 01:11:24 PM »
Egdar Froese (1944-2015), a musical genius and founding member of Tangerine Dream.

More on Egdar Froese can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Edgar Froese´s Website: http://www.edgarfroese.com/

Edgar Froese on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Edgar-Froese/154537148052644?fref=ts&rf=103752502997262

Edgar Froese on German Rock: http://www.germanrock.de/lexikon_show_band.php?ID=580

Edgar Froese on Krautrock Muzikzirkus: http://www.krautrock-musikzirkus.de/de,Froese-Edgar_76,N.html

Edgar Froese on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1668

Edgar Froese on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=1779

Edgar Froese on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Froese


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UK (UK) / UK - Links & Info
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:48:36 AM »
UK are a progressive rock from the UK, which has been active in the late 70´s and several reunion tours in 2007 and 2013.

More on UK can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


UK´s Website: http://www.ukreunion.com/ (page looks empty)

UK on Gibraltar Encyclopedia: http://www.gepr.net/u.html#UK

UK on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=341

UK on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=301


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Uriah Heep (UK) / Uriah Heep - Links & Info
« on: January 17, 2016, 07:31:46 AM »
Uriah Heep are a progressive hard rock band from the UK, formed in London in 1969.

More on Uriah Heep can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Urian Heep´s Website: http://www.uriah-heep.com/

Uriah Heep on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/uriahheepofficial

Uriah Heep on Gibraltar Encyclopedia: http://www.gepr.net/u.html#URIAHHEEP

Uriah Heep on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=1157

Uriah Heep on ProgGnosis: http://melosprogbazaar.com/index.php?topic=59.0

Uriah Heep on Twitter: https://twitter.com/uriah_heep

Uriah Heep on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uriah_Heep_(band)


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Neuschwanstein (Germany) / Neuschwanstein - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:28:04 AM »
Neuschwanstein is a German Band, which was active in the late seventies. The band was named after the famous German Castle Neuschwanstein, which is situated somewhere in the Bavarian Alps.

More on Neuschwanstein can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Neuschwanstein´s Website: ???

Neuschwanstein on Gibraltar Encyclopedia: http://www.gepr.net/na.html#NEUSCHWANSTEIN

Neuschwanstein on Krautrock Musikzirkus:http://www.krautrock-musikzirkus.de/de,Neuschwanstein_469,N.html

Neuschwanstein on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=261

Neuschwanstein on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_DETAIL.aspx?AID=342


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Neuschwanstein (Germany) / Neuschwanstein - Biography
« on: January 16, 2016, 06:13:17 AM »
Neuschwanstein is a German Band, which was active in the late seventies. The band was named after the famous German castle Neuschwanstein, which is situated somewhere in the Bavarian Alps.

Their first and last release was an album called Battlement, which is a must for every proglover, who is interested in Genesis type prog. The vocals have a remarking resemblance with Peter Gabriels Genesis stuff.

At first the album was a real mystery. The first release had a cover, with absolutly no info on the band.
We had to guess where the band came from, because alltough it appeared to be a German band, there was no German accent in the vocals, like you can hear in the vocals off Frank Borneman, Eloy's singer.

The original album contains 6 tracks and there was a seventh track added on the re-release on CD:



1. Loafer Jack (4:42)
2. Ice with Dwale (6:21)
3. Intruders and the Punishment (7:34)
4. Beyond the Bugle (7:31)
5. Battlement (7:05)
6. Midsummer day (7:42)
(cd-bonus)
7. Zärtlicher Abschied (5:42)

If you listen to the music on this album, you can clearly hear that the band was influenced by Genesis, Camel and you can hear some touches of Eloy.

Years later we finally discovered more info on the band through the internet. It seems the toured in Germany as a support-act to Novalis, another German Prog Band.

Finally we found a line-up:

Frederic Joos playing guitar
Uli Limpert playing bass
Klaus Mayer playing flute & synthesizers
Thomas Neuroth playing keyboards
Hans-Peter Schwarz playing drums
Roger Weiler playing guitar
Reiner Zimmer playing bass & doing the vocals

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5UU´s (USA) / 5UU´s - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:58:11 AM »
5UU´s are an avant progressive band from Denver Colorado. They started out in the early 80's doing avant slanted prog then moved to a more strongly avant/RIO sound.

More on 5UU´s can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


5UU´s Website: http://www.5uus.com/

5UU´s on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=108

5UU´s on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=646


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7 Months (USA) / 7 Months - Biography
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:51:02 AM »
A short Bio on 7 Months:

Background:

7 Months is an LA based band combining progressive time signatures, complex progressions with sellable commericalized melodies that Kick some serious Ass, but will also stand the test of time. The band members are extremely talented with a knack for writing excellent songs but keeping the integrity and intricaces of well designed music. They refuse to write 3 or 4 chord songs that give in to the simplicity factors commonly found in the industry today. However, providing great Radio playable tunes that are both interesting and entertaining. 7 Months are thought of by the public as a progressive rock band of the millenium that walk the edge with a new sound while incorporating the famous progressive sounds of bands like Yes, Kansas, Rush and Dream Theater. The members are all well schooled and when brought together create a chemistry that forms the one and only sound of 7 MONTHS.

Musical influences:

Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sting, Al Di Meola, Fates Warning, Triumph, Cynic, Yes, Journey, Steve Morse, The Dixie Dregs

Similar Artists:

Dream Theater, Rush, Queensryche, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Liquid Tension Experiment, Sting, The Police, Al Di Meola, Fates Warning, Triumph, Yes, Steve Morse, The Dixie Dregs, Tool

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7 Months (USA) / 7 Months - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:50:11 AM »
7 Months is an LA based band combining progressive time signatures, complex progressions with sellable commericalized melodies that Kick some serious Ass.

More on 7 Months can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


7 Months´ Website: http://www.7months.com/

7 Months on Metal Music Archives: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/7-months

7 Months on My Space: https://myspace.com/7monthsmusic

7 Months on Prog Archives: http://www.progarchives.com/artist.asp?id=5352

7 Months on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=2280


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Autumn (NL) / Autumn - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:42:09 AM »
Autumn is a gothic metal band from the Netherlands. Autumn formed in 1995 and quickly became an important component of the blossoming Dutch gothic rock scene.

More on Autumn can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Autumn´s Website: http://www.autumn-band.com/home.html

Autumn on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AutumnBand

Autumn on Metal Archives: http://www.metalmusicarchives.com/artist/autumn

Autumn on My Space: https://myspace.com/autumnband

Autumn on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=2476

Autumn on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/autumn-cold-comfort

Autumn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AutumnNL

Autumn on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/AutumnBandOfficial


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Alquin (NL) / Alquin - Biogaphy
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:32:47 AM »
A short Biography on Alquin:

A few students in Delft start a group in 1968. It is called Threshold Fear and they mainly play rhytmn and blues. In 1970 the band members are: Hein Mars (bass, vocals), Job Tarenskeen (vocal, sax, percussion), Ronald Ottenhof (sax, flute), Ferdinand Bakker (guitar, vocals, keyboards), Dick Franssen (keyboards) and Bart Terlaak (drums). A single is released on Negram: Sally Saddlepain/Thank me not, the track was produced by Peter Vink who later on would form Finch.

At the end of 1971 the group changes it's name to Alquin, named after the student society and rehearsal room Alcuin. They also change the drummer Terlaak goes and Paul Westrate comes. In 1972 they perform in Paradiso for the first time with the new name. Due to their growing reputation a record deal with Polydor is closed and they record their debut album Marks, produced by Hans van Oosterhout. The album is mainly a mix of rock, jazz and classical music. As a single You always can change is released with on the flip side the non album track Hard royce.

The popularity of the band is growing in 1973. The readers of  Oor magazine vote Alquin as the most innovative band. They also give a good performance at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands. In England the band has a performance on The Old Grey Whistle Test. A second album, The Mountain Queen is recorded, with the help of producer Don Lawrence. For fans of progressive rock, this is probably their best effort. In 1974 the band tours with The Golden Earring and The Who in England and Germany.

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Alquin (NL) / Alquin - Links & Info
« on: January 16, 2016, 05:31:53 AM »
Alquin is Dutch progressive band sounding little like contemporaries Earth and Fire or Focus, but showing elements of Soft Machine, Pink Floyd, various fusion bands.

More on Alquin can be found in the other topics from this board and on the following website(s):


Alquin´s Website: http://www.alquin.org/

Alquin on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Alquin-146592022585/

Alquin on My Space: https://myspace.com/alquinband

Alquin on ProgGnosis: http://www.proggnosis.com/ARTIST_Detail.aspx?AID=18

Alquin on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=alquin&search_type=&aq=f


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The Mute Gods is a solo project for bassist Nick Beggs. Beggs has become a well known bassplayer in the prog scene, having played with Steve Hackett, Steven Wilson, Fish on Friday and Lifesigns to name a few.
The Mute Gods are Beggs along with drummer Marco Minnemann (Steven Wilson band) and keyboardist Roger King (Steve Hackett).

Do Nothing Till Your Hear From Me will be released on January 22th, 2016.

Check Progressive Music Planetfor a full review on the album

and check You Tube for some footage:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oinol5pNWY&feature=youtu.be
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9CAI7KGrSc&feature=youtu.be


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